Hasty cover of scandalThe public interest in the prosecution’s investigation of the Shin Jeong-Ah case is fair and square.
The former professor allegedly won a teaching job at a university with forged documents and influence from powerful people.
Shin said, “Nothing can be done to me if I don’t return to Korea.” But she returned to Korea Sunday.
It isn’t logical for Byeon Yang-kyoon, who might be Shin’s lover and who may have used his post as a Blue House aide to support her ambitions, to go to the prosecution investigation on the same day as Shin.
It is obvious that there is an invisible hand behind the scenes that is pulling the strings by which the two are operating.
Moreover, the prompt movement by the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office is quite different from what the prosecution appears to be doing.
The prosecution raided Shin’s apartment 11 days after press reports on Shin’s accusations came out.
When considering how the prosecution is dealing with former Blue House secretary Jung Yun-jae’s alleged unlawful power brokering case, it becomes more obvious that the prosecution is not performing as it should. Originally the prosecution said it would summon Jung as an accuser, then it suddenly changed its position and subpoenaed him as the accused. The prosecution raided Jung’s Busan house and also his home in Seoul Sunday.
The public has doubts that the prosecution will wrap up the case before the Chuseok holiday.
With the summit meeting between the North and South Korean leaders and the primary for the United New Democratic Party slated for October, the government is worried that public interest will remain on Shin and Jung’s cases.
We firmly believe that the worries are groundless.
The prosecutors know that covering up a case with haste will have major negative side effects.
The people want a thorough investigation more than quick results.
In addition to that, they want to know the truth through the prosecution, not the special prosecutors.